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Race for LA mayor: Watch archived video of Thursday night's debate

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In advance of the L.A. mayoral primary scheduled for March 5, CivicCare — an organization serving to engage and educate Jewish voters in the Greater Los Angeles community — hosted a mayoral debate Thursday moderated by David Suissa, President of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.  


CivicCare's L.A. Mayoral Jewish Community Debate 
Beth Jacob Congregation (Beverly Hills)
January 3, 2013 | 7:30-9:30 p.m.


  • Eric Garcetti (Councilmember)
  • Wendy Greuel (City Controller)
  • Kevin James (Former Assistant US Attorney)
  • Jan Perry (Councilmember)
  • Emanuel Pleitez (Businessman)


CivicCare is focused on improving voter turnout, engagement and education primarily in the Jewish Community. The mission of CivicCare is to be a voice for all corners of the Jewish Community in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

CiviCare was founded to make sure that all members of the Jewish Community, regardless of affiliation level, have the opportunity and feel comfortable to fully engage in the political process at all levels of local government.

In addition to encouraging Jewish voters to be educated, the initiatives also focus on the importance of developing relationships with local elected officials at the State, County, and City level and in engaging students at the high school and college level to understand the impact they can make at the local level. 

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